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by Green
Yesterday, 11:11 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Umbo's Late Backyard Reno
Replies: 38
Views: 686

Re: Umbo's Late Backyard Reno

Day 10 no germination... for PRG when should I start to worry? I’m thinking I just dropped too early. Soil temps are still a bit on the cool side right now. It might take longer than in the late Summer. You're not going to see 3 or probably even 5-day germination this time of year. I would say if y...
by Green
Yesterday, 11:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF growth habit
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: TTTF growth habit

Fullheadofturf1234 wrote:
Yesterday, 10:40 pm
Triv has ribs or veins like Tall fescuse.
Not to my eyes, Triv doesn't. Maybe under a magnifier it does, but that's not visible normally. Triv looks more like KBG (makes sense based on the "Poa" DNA in it) than a fescue to me. But apparently annual rye looks a lot like Tall Fescue...
by Green
Yesterday, 9:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Sources for seed
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Sources for seed

Debating between a triple variety TTTF, a TTTF/KBG mix, a TTTF/PR mix, or a TTTF/PR/KBG mix. Definitely don't want the typical northern mix with the fine fescues. My current lawn grows like gangbusters, even when I don't fertilize, requiring 2x/wk mowing (if not more) to look somewhat uniform. I'm ...
by Green
Yesterday, 9:22 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Shredded Paper as OM
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Shredded Paper as OM

One issue is that it might blow everywhere.
by Green
Yesterday, 9:03 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts

Thanks for the dosing. So if I put down 3.5lb/K, it should not inhibit overseeding this fall, correct? My experience is that amount of active ingredient now is perfect and does not inhibit overseeding 4 months from now. When I overseed, I have always scratched up the soil a little, and I only ever ...
by Green
April 18th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts

0.172% Dimension is stronger, so it'll last you even longer. I normally use 4 lbs/K of 0.15% (because it's what's available here) to last from now until seeding time. But with 0.172%, you'd only need 3.5 lbs/K to have the same effect and duration of coverage. You're also putting down less Potassium ...
by Green
April 18th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts

MOP = Muriate of Potash, aka. Potassium Chloride SOP = Sulfate of Potash, aka. Potassium Sulfate SOP is a higher quality Potassium source and better for the soil, but MOP costs less and is more common in the 0-0-7 products. If you put down 4 lbs per thousand square feet of 0-0-7, you're only putting...
by Green
April 18th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 90
Views: 817

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

BTW, it's "cultivar or "strain", not "strand". Or "variety". Is there a grass that would do better with a gradual transition to a better quality cultivar? What does that mean...gradual transition to a better cultivar? Do you mean what should you overseed with if sections of your lawn die out?
by Green
April 18th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF growth habit
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: TTTF growth habit

mooch91 wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 7:21 am
The plant has a medium-sized veined leaf with no mid-rib, so I was pretty sure it was TF.
TTTF has a mid-vein, but it's generally not as defined like in KBG, PR, and some Fine Fescues.

This is a real head-scratcher.
by Green
April 18th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: Where to buy Dimension and Urea Eastern Massachusetts

There is a Valley Green in Smithfield, RI and another in Charlton, Mass. Not sure if either is near you. But here in CT, they have Dimension 0.15% 0-0-7, MOP for $26 per bag (50 lbs).

There is also a SiteOne in West Wareham, Mass, that may be closer to you. And another in South Dennis.
by Green
April 18th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?
Replies: 25
Views: 388

Re: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?

Yes, they're the same class of product, and are very similar. Interchangeable, except maybe for exact nutrient analysis. Many here use BSF. I would, if I lived closer to it.
by Green
April 17th, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: PR Slower to wake up?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: PR Slower to wake up?

This year in my area, PR lost the least color over the Winter. Surprising, because it doesn't tolerate Winter too well if there's a lack if snow coupled with cold temps. That may or may not be related to green-up.
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming
Replies: 90
Views: 817

Re: Sleepless in Rexford - Scheming

Are you killing everything and renoing this year? I did not remember that being mentioned before.
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pushing out red thread
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Pushing out red thread

I almost fainted after seeing the title. I was like, red thread, already? But then I saw you're anticipating it and it hasn't actually happened yet. I know you had a bad time with it last year (so did I). I actually saw some in January this year, no joke.
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: New member - crop half circles
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: New member - crop half circles

Welcome. When did you first notice this? As much detail as possible, please.
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?
Replies: 25
Views: 388

Re: Urea nitrogen fertilizer—apply now?

You guys! The last bit of this thread reads a bit funnily! swami, I usually don't need much or any fertilizer until June. It's growing way too fast in May, still, even, for me to add anything...thanks to Fall Nitrogen. Don't be like my next door neighbor who just dumped about 1.25 lb/K of soluble Ni...
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF growth habit
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: TTTF growth habit

How positive are you that the light patches are actually Tall Fescue?
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: TTTF growth habit
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: TTTF growth habit

Dimension granular or sprayed?
by Green
April 16th, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Poa triv re-appearing in newly seeded areas
Replies: 46
Views: 966

Re: Poa triv re-appearing in newly seeded areas

I have a Triv problem once again thanks to the rainy Fall and Winter. I'm planning to kill the large spots that I can't pull, later this month, and then reseed with PR. This is a good time for Roundup. That way, I make a dent in it. I'm also currently pulling small spots by hand. If you use Certaint...
by Green
April 15th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Any POA Annua Seed Heads yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Any POA Annua Seed Heads yet?

I saw Poa annua, but not KBG, with seedheads on my walk today.